General Now Faumuina gone lets keep Webb

Kav_old

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Beyond understanding.

They give Faumuina plenty of time to sort himself out, lose our best player in the meantime, and then cut Sione's lifeline anyway.

Then we wonder why we are the butt of jokes and ridicule from the likes of Deaker.

Kav
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Kav said:
Beyond understanding.

They give Faumuina plenty of time to sort himself out, lose our best player in the meantime, and then cut Sione's lifeline anyway.

Then we wonder why we are the butt of jokes and ridicule from the likes of Deaker.

Kav

Yeah i guess. But Murray Deaker is a bot of joke himself lol. I just dont like him. :)
 

teariki_old

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Kav said:
Beyond understanding.

They give Faumuina plenty of time to sort himself out, lose our best player in the meantime, and then cut Sione's lifeline anyway.

Then we wonder why we are the butt of jokes and ridicule from the likes of Deaker.

Kav

Sounds as if Faumuina doesn't want to stay with the Warriors anymore. He's had plenty of warnings but he doesn't listen. According to Sporting Breakfast this morning Faumuina was involved in yet another off-field incident. Why should management hold on to him if Faumuina doesn't change his attitude towards the club?
 

danco_old

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webbs is gone signed and sealed, we have a new full back coming foe 2007. back to school boys.
 

BiG_BoLooMBa_old

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its time to forget about webby.....hez goooone.....wadez his replacement......

lets use this posting time for more constructive things......

like who else can we buy?? neville costigan?
 

tezzah_old

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Why not look at developing more vibrant 2nd rowers in our own back yeard instead of relocating Aussie players to Auckland?

We have Roman Hifo here, as well as Sonny Fai, Scott Jones and many others in the bartercard cup who can bring special qualities that both departed Awen and Sione brought to the team table.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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No need to buy anyone for next year. Just bring some youngsters in and develop them. We've still got good backrow depth with Anderson, Luck, Koopu, Lauaki. Rapira has been shifting between front and backrow as well in the last couple of games. We've also got depth in our outside backs and Mannering is built like a second rower so he could be forced to make a conversion if we suffer injuries.

With the increase in the salary cap and a few players coming off contract we could have some spare cash. I hope Price goes on after next year, but if he didn't that'd free up a fair bit along with Faumuina. I wouldn't be surprised if Hohaia left (hopefully not) and he's on one of the larger Warriors contracts.

Don't go buying anyone just cause they're available. Save the money for a buy that will really count.
 

cablenathan_old

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Here's a copy of the official statement from the Warriors website...

Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah today announced the club had terminated Sione Faumuina’s National Rugby League contract after his involvement in another case of serious misconduct.
Scurrah said the matter related to Faumuina’s behaviour last Sunday, when the Vodafone Warriors played the Sydney Roosters in their final home game of the 2006 NRL season.
It followed an alcohol-related incident at Awen Guttenbeil’s testimonial lunch last month after which Faumuina had been fined and reprimanded.
“This was a further incident of serious misconduct involving alcohol and, as a result, we had no option but to terminate Sione’s contract immediately,†said Scurrah.
“We had endeavoured to assist him with the apparent issues he has with alcohol but, despite assurances from him that he would take up the offer of support, we’re very disappointed that another serious incident has occurred so soon.
“While terminating the contract of a player of Sione’s standing and experience is unfortunate, we’re not prepared to compromise the standards of behaviour that we are striving to build and maintain at this club.â€Â
Faumuina (25) broke his wrist against Penrith in his 99th first-grade match last month, forcing him to miss the run of four straight wins over Cronulla, North Queensland, Melbourne and the Sydney Roosters.
In acknowledging Faumuina’s significant contribution as a player, Scurrah said the club wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
After making 11 appearances for Canberra in 2001, Faumuina joined the Vodafone Warriors in 2002, going on to play 88 times for club, scoring 138 points from 18 tries and 33 goals. He played 17 games this season, scoring four tries.
 

Wiki_old

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Kav said:
Beyond understanding.

They give Faumuina plenty of time to sort himself out, lose our best player in the meantime, and then cut Sione's lifeline anyway.

Then we wonder why we are the butt of jokes and ridicule from the likes of Deaker.

Kav

I don't think it really was all the managements fault. They gave Sione a chance, and he didn't deliver. You put trust in your players and the players are supposed to be professionals.

This was just an unfortunate occasion when it backfired.
 

Wiki_old

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I think we certainly have enough cover.

It would seem Sonny Fai would get a run next year most definitely now.
 

fiamacho_old

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I wouldn't be buying anyone else for next year, remember that due to the salary cap breach the Warriors will have less money to spend after next year.
 

Tajhay_old

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webbs gone. we cant conspire for him to break his legal obligations with leeds ala steve turner (storm/titans).

get on with life and think about what a superb year we are gonna have again next week.

well done on the management to have balls to sack faumuina. no player is greater than the club, and im liking the culture the club is trying to enforce. If we are to be a force, we have to be a professional unit. Well done Cleary and Scurrah in making the tough calls. It will make us all the more stronger.
 

Esoj_old

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people need to get over the loss of webb. there is no way he can be with us next year. he has signed a contract with leeds. faumuina getting the chop changes nothing with regards to webb.

I don't think there really is anybody left on the market worth getting anyway. I agree with others that we should bring up somebody from bartercard if we have to and keep the rest of the money as we certainly need it due to the salary cap fiasco
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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No, no more splilt milk over Webby please. Let us jsut be thankful he didn't go off to another NRL club (that would have sucked big time), and we'lll still see him anyway.
As for Sione-well he's an idiot to let this happen again. Gee thanks alot for making it two players in a year for us bro that we've had to sack! :p
 

Jesbass_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
No, no more splilt milk over Webby please. Let us jsut be thankful he didn't go off to another NRL club (that would have sucked big time), and we'lll still see him anyway.
As for Sione-well he's an idiot to let this happen again. Gee thanks alot for making it two players in a year for us bro that we've had to sack! :p

No he isn't. He's just a human being who makes mistakes and doesn't know how to cope any better, aside from turning to alcohol. This sort of thing is a lot less trivial when either you or someone you know has been through a similar struggle. Empathy is extremely powerful and insightful.
 

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